Slingshot Power

Add power to your broadband plan and reap the rewards – great prices, great service, prompt payment discounts that make it even cheaper, and one simple monthly bill. Sweet deal!

10% prompt payment discount

Enjoy great value with our prompt payment discounts! You can save 10% off your base broadband and 10% off power plans when you pay on time.

It’s all on one bill

Broadband, power and mobile all on one bill – less household management! Easily managed online with our app, all with the same great service that Slingshot is known for.

No contract, no ties

We’re pretty sure we can save you some money, but if you’re unhappy with Slingshot power you can leave us with no exit penalty.

Super-easy switch

Set up is simple. We’ll take care of everything, and you’ll be powered by Slingshot in just a few days.

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Terms apply. Early termination and modem delivery fees apply.

Terms & conditions:

  • Offer valid for new Slingshot customers only.
  • Not available with any other offers.
  • An early termination fee for your broadband service of $199 for ADSL/VDSL and $250 for Fibre applies if you cancel broadband during your 12- or 24-month contract.
  • One-off modem shipping fee of $14.95 (incl. GST) applies.
  • Slingshot standard terms and conditions apply.
  • Full terms available at slingshot.co.nz terms.
  • Up to $200 free power in a month - credit must be redeemed in the first month of being a customer. This will display on your bill as a power credit up to the value of $200. If you remove Slingshot Power within 12-months there will be a clawback equal to the value of your free power (up to $200).
  • One year’s free mobile plan - redeemed over 12 months at $25/month. This will display on your bill as two monthly mobile credits, one for $5/month and one for $20/month. If you remove Slingshot Mobile at any time during the 12-month contract you will lose both the $5/month mobile credit and the $20/month mobile credit applied to your plan.
  • Two months' free broadband applies to your base broadband price only.

Should I choose standard or low user?

There are two types of plan available to Kiwi households: Standard User or Low User. Under either you'll be billed both a daily rate, and a usage rate per kWh (kilowatt-hour) unit of electricity consumed. It’s entirely up to you whether you sign onto a Standard or a Low User plan but depending on your circumstances you may be much better off on one rather than the other.

You can change between standard and low user plans once a year, which could be useful if you have a change in situation (for example, if someone moves out and you're using much less electricity). If you think you'll be better off on a different plan just give us a call and we'll help with the change.

If you’re interested in the nitty-gritty, we’ve pulled together a guide of how Low and Standard User plans work in our FAQs.

Frequently asked questions

Electricity charges consist of two components – a fixed daily charge (usually quoted in cents per day) and a variable usage charge, usually quoted in cents per unit of kWh (kilowatt-hour).Each bill has cost that’s made up of the fixed charge multiplied by the number of days within the billing period, and the variable charge multiplied by the power used over the period (or an estimate of this number). In some cases, you may have more than one variable charge related to different types of supply.

Electricity retailers are charged a levy by the Electricity Authority. Your old bill may show an “EA Levy”. The EA levy is small, and we have chosen to include it within our variable charges rather than splitting it out separately.

There are two types of plan available to Kiwi households: Standard User or Low User. Under either you'll be billed both a daily rate, and a usage rate per kWh (kilowatt-hour) unit of electricity consumed. It’s entirely up to you whether you sign onto a Standard or a Low User plan, but depending on your circumstances you may be much better off on one rather than the other. Here’s why...

The Standard User plan has a higher daily charge, but a lower charge per kWh used, so is ideal if your electricity usage is relatively high. Households north of Christchurch are better off on a Standard plan if using more than 8,000 kWh each year, and for Christchurch and further south if using more than 9,000 kWh each year. Conversely, if your annual usage is lower than that number, a Low User plan is more advantageous. A Low User plan is generally suited to people using less electricity than average (hence the name!). It’s designed so that the fixed rate is no more than 30 cents a day* but the unit rate is higher, which means that if you don’t use much electricity you'll pay less than you would on a Standard User plan.

In general, you should pick a Low User plan if your household has one or two people living in a well-insulated, energy-efficient home, often with gas for heating or hot water. Very roughly, these households will spend much less than $200 monthly averaged across the year – although the exact level will vary in different parts of the country. Standard rate plans will suit larger households, where people are home a lot, and electricity is used for hot water and heating.

Note that while for most of the country the tipping point between the two plans is 8,000 kWh annually, the average household is better off on a Low User plan.

You can switch between Low and Standard user plans once a year.

*not including GST, and after any prompt payment discount

Please let us know if you or a family member are medically dependent on power, and whether loss of electricity may result in loss of life or serious harm. Medical dependence on electricity could be for use of medical or other electrical equipment needed to support a treatment regime.

If any member of your household is medically dependent, then you should advise us immediately, if you have not done so already.

We will request evidence of medical dependency – it’s likely that the GP has already provided this in a letter.

Switching you from your current provider to Slingshot is usually a straightforward process, taking a few days.

It’s possible that you may have a contract with your existing provider that means they can charge you to break the contract. Please check this and be aware of any fees – you don’t want a nasty shock.

Your existing provider may attempt to contact you and entice you back, with discounted rates or a credit. But, we reckon, if they haven’t offered you that until you have said you are leaving, then you should question whether you want to ever give them a cent again.

Absolutely! And you'll get prompt payment discounts on both your broadband plan and power. Check it out here.

If you are new to Slingshot, just go here, choose a broadband plan, and then add power. It’s super simple – we like making things easy.